I have sciatica nerve pain in my buttocks. I also have nerothape in my feet. Can I use Gabapentin for both pains? I'm in a wheelchair because I have severe spinal atenosis. I'm diabetic, and have avib, so I take a lot of medication. Right now I live on Atavan & Advil because my doctor can't find a pain pill I can take. I'm allergic to penicillin, sulfa, lavaquin, internal alcohol. Flu shots and pneumonia shots. I can't take narcotics; they make me sick to my stomach.
This, of course, is something for your doctor to decide but Neurontin or gabapentin has been used successfully to treat both your conditions and has been FDA approved for peripheral neuropathy in diabetes.
This is a very different kind of drug than the narcotic pain relievers you tried; it's an anti-seizure drug that calms down over activated nerves. Lyrica is another 'anti-seizure' drug that is similar which works really well in some people for pain. If Neurontin doesn't work so well you might want to ask your doctor to give Lyrica a try. Good luck!
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